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Japan will field a national record 582 athletes at the Tokyo Olympics and while many fans are looking to see established names like gymnast Kohei Uchimura, softball star Yukiko Ueno and judoka Shohei Ono shine, the Games also represent an opportunity for a handful of lesser known athletes to make their mark on the world stage.

With that in mind, here are a few Japanese athletes to keep an eye on over the next two weeks.

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